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Auricle of external ear

Synonym(s)

  • auricle
  • ear auricle
  • pinna
  • pinnae

Definition(s)

The shell-like structure projects like a little wing (pinna) from the side of the head. Ear auricles collect sound from the environment.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The largely cartilaginous projecting portion of the external ear.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 7, 2014